The division meeting was held at the rooms of the Victoria Hill branch recently.
The division meeting was held at the rooms of the Victoria Hill branch recently. Contributed

Young members behind push for new QCWA branch

VICTORIA Hill Branch members hosted the division meeting last week.

A warm welcome was given to representatives from the other branches in the division and a delicious morning tea and lunch were provided.

Cunningham Branch has held a very successful Mother's Day function.

The hall was fully booked and those who attended had a most enjoyable day.

Christine King, who helps establish new branches and sub branches visited Goondiwindi with division president, Margaret Grayson and division secretary Diane Walsh last weekend.

There is a group of enthusiastic young women in Goondiwindi who are interested in becoming QCWA members.

There was a branch in Goondiwindi many years ago, but it closed.

We look forward to establishing a branch there again.

Although some distance from Warwick, it will still be part of Border Division as is Texas.

Christine King, the state new branch team leader, lives in Brisbane but is happy to travel to country areas to help new groups get started.

Within the last three weeks Highfields, in Toowoomba graduated from a sub branch to a branch.

Sub branches were launched at in Beechmont and Tamborine Mountain.

Christine is kept very busy establishing groups and sub branches in the Brisbane area with a new sub branch being launched in Kenmore last week.

Many of these are evening branches and enable women in the work force to join QCWA.

Membership is increasing rapidly in many of the evening branches, showing that QCWA is still a popular organisation and belying the fact that it is too old fashioned for young women.

Leyburn Branch is having a friendship and games day on Saturday May 19.

The cuppa and chat is proving popular when the library van visits and will continue.

If you're in the Leyburn area go along on library day, meet the members and enjoy the friendship.

Dalveen Branch is a busy patch worker group making many lovely quilts.

Hermitage-Yangan Branch members also make quilts and many are donated to the Oncology ward at St Andrew's Hospital in Toowoomba.

The oncology patients keep their donated quilts.

The QCWA Patchworkers state group aims to promote friendship and learning among members and the community.

Each year, members of the group support a major charity.

QCWA Patchworkers do not schedule any competitions during the year.

They have a "Viewer's Choice Challenge” each year which is voted on at State Conference.

This year's 2018 challenge is to make a tote bag with a tropical theme.

Quilt shows are held at regional meetings and at the QCWA State Conference.

You don't have to make quilts to be a QCWA member though.

Many members do enjoy the various crafts, cooking and floral art. But there are members who don't cook, sew or craft at all.

There are so many things to do in QCWA but best of all is the friendship.

Contact Jenny Whitsed on 4664 8083 or jennywhitsed@hotmail.com about QCWA and its activities.

Date claimers.

Killarney international day May 30.

Condamine Valley Warwick cent sale and international day June 2.

Clifton hats and handbags high tea June 2.


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